The Best Friendsgiving Ideas
This post has all the best Friendsgiving ideas you will want to copy!
Friendsgiving is such a fun “holiday” to get together and celebrate with friends around Thanksgiving. Are you hosting a Friendsgiving dinner party this year?
Here are the best Friendsgiving ideas to help you plan to perfect Friendsgiving celebration that everyone will love and remember!
1. Send paper invitations.
Step one to throwing a fabulous Friendsgiving is sending out paper invitations.
In a day and age where most people would just text the invite as a group message, sending real invitations adds such a nice touch.
You can find some super cute Friendsgiving invitations that aren’t expensive on Amazon. I really love these invitations.
Be sure to send out your invitations a few weeks in advance to give everyone time to make preparations for attending.
2. Have a potluck meal.
If you’re hosting Friendsgiving but don’t want to stress about making/buying food for a bunch of people, make it a potluck!
This is perfect for college students on a budget. Every person is responsible for bringing just one dish and then you all share.
You’ll want to assign people to bring:
- Side dishes
As the host, you will probably want to handle the bigger items (like a turkey) yourself. For other parts of the meal, you can let each person know what they should bring on their invitation.
3. Get place cards for the table.
Like with sending out paper invitations, using place cards at the dinner table is such a nice touch for your party.
This is something that’s pretty easy to DIY, or you can get cute place cards from Amazon that are inexpensive.
I love these gold foil dot place cards.
Another option? These wood place card holders. So cute! These are perfect if you want to go for a more rustic feel with your Friendsgiving decor.
And finally, for a super unique DIY option, you can make these adorable leaf place cards. I am absolutely obsessed with how these look!
4. Make dinner buffet-style.
If you’re tight on space at the dinner table, or just want to avoid passing dishes back and forth all night, set up your dinner to be buffet-style!
You can just put out all the dishes on the bar counter or kitchen counter and let everyone get up to serve themselves (and go for seconds!)
5. Go crazy with decorations!
Half the fun of hosting a Friendsgiving celebration is the decorations.
While Thanksgiving is not typically a holiday you associate with a ton of decorations, Friendsgiving is another story.
Balloons, garlands, funny signs, etc. are all great ways to decorate for Friendsgiving. On a budget? Here are the best Friendsgiving decorations for your party that are all under $25!
6. Make a photo wall.
One of the best ways to decorate at your Friendsgiving party is by making a DIY photo wall for people to snap photos and capture memories all night long!
Some ideas for bringing your photo wall together:
This gold foil Friendsgiving ballon banner is super cute!
I really love confetti balloons because they are so festive and add a burst of color to your decorations. These metallic gold confetti balloons would be perfect for your Friendsgiving party.
This tassel garland is the perfect backdrop for your Friendsgiving photo wall.
Bonus: If you have a Polaroid camera you can grab some extra film for it and leave it by the photo wall for guests to use!
7. Play music in the background.
Having some music playing softly in the background is a simple thing that enhances every dinner party and sets a great vibe.
This is something really easy you can do, yet commonly forgotten. Just pick a station on Spotify and put on some speakers before your guests arrive!
8. Use disposable plates and silverware.
Is it great for the environment? No. But are you going to want to clean up and wash dishes for a ton of people at the end of the night? Also no.
Using disposable plates and silverware for your Friendsgiving party cuts down on time and hassle. Your friends won’t care what the food is served on anyway!
If you DO want to go with a slightly fancier option, you can always get a cute disposable Friendsgiving tableware set.
9. Host your party outdoors.
If the weather is nice (AKA not too chilly) why not host your Friendsgiving party outdoors? This will give everyone more space than being indoors.
You can make things extra cozy with candles or by hanging twinkly lights.
10. Plan party games.
To make your Friendsgiving party really fun and memorable, have some party games ready for everyone to play after dinner.
This Friendsgiving bingo game is super cute. (Be sure to have a couple of fun prizes on hand if you decide to play this!)
Or you can go for a classic party game that is guaranteed to have everyone cracking up like Cards Against Humanity.
These are the best Friendsgiving ideas sure to make your party a hit!
For even more Friendsgiving ideas, check out my list of the best Friendsgiving decorations (that are all under $25!)